ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

                                     

ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It was first awarded at the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, held in 1955 and it is given in honor of a writer or writers who produced an outstanding story or screenplay for an episode of a television drama series during the primetime network season. Undergoing several name changes, the award received its current title at the 48th Primetime Emmy Awards in 1996.

Since its inception, the award has been presented to 75 writers. Jesse Armstrong is the current recipient of the award for his work on the episode of HBOs Succession titled "Nobody Is Ever Missing". Rod Serling holds the record for most wins for this category at six. The Sopranos also hold the record for most wins and nominations for this category at six and 21, respectively.